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A delightful Bed & Breakfast

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Spend the night in an atmospherically furnished guest room and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the house or out in the garden. You can go out on walks, mountain biking, hiking, cycling and more, or stay at the guest house and enjoy the cozy guest room and scenery. That is what defines a stay at Chambre d'hôtes Le Bonheur de Montapas.

We give our best efforts to make our Bed & Breakfast as comfortable as possible, so you can enjoy the tranquility.

Chambres d'hôtes Le Bonheur de Montapas has a comfortable guest room, which is completely furnished to our personal style. The guest room has a double bed, and is suitable for an optional children’s bed. The guest room has a table and two chairs and is accommodated with a shower, bathroom and sink.

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Breakfast

A fine day in Burgundy naturally starts with a delicious breakfast that you can have at your own leisure. The breakfast of the Chambre d’hôtes is served in our cozy kitchen or, with fine weather, outside on the terrace with a beautiful view of the surroundings.

Picnic basket

If you are going out during the day, you may choose to have a picnic at any number of vistas you might find. We offer a picnic basket for you to order. We will make sure you are supplied with delicious bread, juice, toppings, fruits, snacks or a salad, and a plaid to sit on. It will all be taken care of for you. We would like to know a day ahead if you wish to bring a basket.

Dinner

The table d’hôtes will be served in our dining room or, again with fine weather, outside on the terrace. There are also several restaurants in the vicinity of the Bed and Breakfast to choose from. We are happy to refer you to the nicest restaurants in the area.

For price rates, look for the tab “Price rates.”

Lastly

There is a television and internet in the guest room.
Smoking in the guest room is not permitted.

Montapas

Located 5 kilometers away from Saint-Saulge, you can find a gorgeous pond with two hectares of natural habitat. There is also a small beach where there are several possibilities for recreation, among which include swimming, fishing, hiking and mountain biking.
A moment of relaxation and away from noise.

In the village of Montapas is a charming little church.

Montapas has almost 300 residents.

Montapas has its own Facebook page:
Click here to view the page.

St. Saulge

You can go on beautiful walks here, for which we will be happy to provide maps. They are also available at:
Click here to view the page.


Distance 32.1 km - 29 min

Château Chinon

In the Musée du Septennat, which is located in the former monastery, there are many gifts of all kinds received by former-mayor François Mitterrand during his presidency; Mitterrand expressed his gratitude towards Château-Chinon by gifting the gifts to the village. The collection contains rugs, furniture, vases, and objects of gold and diamonds. Multiple rooms are dedicated to African gifts. There are also decorations, medals and keys of important cities to admire. The name of the museum Septennat stands for the 7-year term of the French presidency.

The Musée du Costume et des Arts et Traditions populaires du Morvan harbors costumes from the 18th century and part of the collection of Jules Dardy.
musée du Septennat


Distance 14 km – 17 min.

Étangs de Vaux et de Baye (here you can find one of the locks of Canal de Nivernais)

The Canal du Nivernais connects the Loire basin with the Yonne in the Seine basin. It spans 180 km in length, from Saint-Léger-des-Vignes in the south of the department Nièvre to Auxerre in the heart of the department Yonne. Both departments belong to the Burgundy region. The canal contains 110 locks. 32 on the Loire side and 78 on the Seine-side.

Originally constructed to quickly transport firewood to the Parisian region, it rapidly became an economic motor for the area and a transport mode for, among other things, wine, grains, coal and limestone. Nowadays the canal may only be used for recreational boat faring. It belongs to the most beautiful canals of Europe.

The construction started in 1784 with digging the 758-meter-long tunnel of La Collancelle. On one side the ponds of Vaux and Baye as water sources and on the other side a flight of 16 locks. The canal was completed in 1843.

Canal du Nivernais   Canal du Nivernais


Boat rental
http://www.leboat.fr/tourisme-fluvial/destinations/france/nivernais

+33411920429
Monday to Friday: 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
Saturday: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm / 2 pm – 6.00 pm
Sunday: closed




Distance 143 km – 1h56 min.

Hospices Civils de Beaune

The Hospices Civils de Beaune a.k.a. Hospice de Beaune was a charity established in 1443 by Nicolas Rolin as a hospital for the poor in Beaune (Burgundy). The original hospital the “Hôtel-Dieu” is considered to be one of the showpieces of the Flemish-Burgundian architecture. In present times it serves as a museum. The organization is also known for its annual auction of wine selling for the charity, which has co-financed the buildings of the organization for years.

Hospices Civils de Beaune




Distance 13.2 km – 13 min.

Tamnay-en-Bazois

Is known for its pottery, the clay in the surrounding ground is of such good quality that it is gathered and immediately used to make products with. An example for the quality of the clay we can provide: when something outside burns, the ground is literally baked and there will be pieces of baked clay around.

Tamnay-en-Bazois




Distance 52.6 km – 45 min.

Clamecy

The collegiate Sint-Martinus of Clamecy from the 12th to 16th century has a facade which is decorated in flamboyant gothic style with a large tympanum. The interior contains a chancel screen, which was designed in the 19th century by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc to prevent the prolapsing of two columns.
The Égllise Notre-Dame-de-Bethléem recalls the time of bishops. The church designed by architect Georges-Théodore Renaud dates from 1927 and is built from concrete in oriental style. In the center of Clamecy there are several old residencies dated from the 15th to 18th century. Musée d’Art et d’History Romain Rolland is based in the birth house of Romain Rolland, who is a Nobel Prize winner in literature.

Clamecy




Distance 53,7 km – 45 min.

Apremont- sur- Allier

The medieval village Apremont-sur-Allier at the shores of the Allier is one of the most stunning villages of France.

At the shores of Allier, 16 kilometers from Nevers, stands the remnant of a big Anglo-Burgundian fortress. This property has passed from mother to daughter of the same family since 1722.

At its feet lays a medieval village with picturesque houses and flowers. The whole village is historic and is favored to stay the way it currently is.

In 1976 a floral park opened to the public. This garden, the “Thousand-and-one-night,” houses some of the rarest kinds of flowers, plants and trees. It is also home to the bridge pagoda with a view on the Belvedere, the river and the roofs of the village.

Apremont   Apremont




Distance 39 km – 39 min.

Nevers

Nevers has a cathedral called the Cathédrale de Saint-Cyr et Sainte-Julitte. Its construction lasted from the 11th to the 16th century. The most notable feature of this building is that there are two choirs. The East choir is gothic, the west is roman.
The ducal palace (Palais Ducal) is a building from the early Renaissance. The building is decorated with modern reliefs and it has windows with caryatids and atlantes. The Chapelle Sainte-Marie, formerly part of a monastery, has a monumental facade in Italian baroque style. An archeological museum is established in the Porte du Croux, a remnant of the fortifications.

Nevers
The ducal palace originates from the 15th century.

Chapelle
Chapelle Sainte-Marie


A few famous residents were:

Bernadette Soubirous, better known as Bernadette of Lourdes lived from 1866 till her death in 1879 in the monastery of Saint-Gildars in Nevers. Her (intact) body is there laid out for view in a glass shrine.

The Revolutionist Pierre Gaspard Chaumette (1763-1794) was born in Nevers.

Jean Royer (1920-2011), politician.

Henri Virlogeux (1924-1995), actor




Distance 68.2 km / 1h02 min.

Autun

Autun was named after the Roman princeps Augustus who, around the start of the common era, founded the city of Augustodunum at the location of the current city of Autun. He wished to establish a city in Gaul that would express the power of Rome. Hence Autun had received some impressive constructions; some of which the remnants are still there on show. Autun was founded on the road between Marseille and the Channel coast, or between Lyon and Boulogne, which was important for both trade and military strategy.

In the middle ages the city of Autun knew a Golden Age once again. It became a religious center and a cathedral was built.

In 1852 the area of Autun was discovered with the radioactive mineral autunite.

The most notable building is the cathedral Saint-Lazare of which the construction started in the 12th century. The tympanum of the main portal depicts the Last Judgement and is considered to be one of the masterpieces of roman sculpturing. The sculptor Gislebertus fixed his name under the feet of Christ.

A few city gates and a roman theater remained from the Roman times. There is also a ruin of a Roman temple (Temple de Janus) right outside the city. Every year there is an historic Son et lumière (sound and light show) performed in the old theater.

Saint-Lazare cathedral and Temple de Janus.

Cathedrale   Temple




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Price rates

Chambre d’Hôtes

Bed & Breakfast from €41,50 per night

During school holidays the price rates for peak season apply.

Low season: September up to and including May €41,50

Peak season: June up to and including August €55

From September up to April, a heating fee of €4,25 per day applies.

For a reservation of a single night we request this reservation to be paid ahead in full with a transfer. With a reservation for multiple nights we ask a deposit of 50%. It’s possible to cancel the reservation free of charge at least 2 full days ahead of arrival (i.e. if the arrival would have been Thursday, the cancellation is required before Monday midnight). In that case your deposit will be returned to you. With a cancellation within this period of time there will be no refund.

Table d’hôtes

You should let us know ahead of time if you would like to dine with us the night of your stay. During your stay you should let us know before 12.00 pm if you would like to dine at Le Bonheur de Montapas. If you have any special requests (e.g. diet, allergies) that is not a problem. Please let us know ahead of time. ( 3 courses) from €12,50 including 1 drink per person (does not apply to liquor).

Picnic basket

If you are going out during the day, you may choose to have a picnic at any number of vistas you might find. We offer a picnic basket for you to order. We will make sure you are supplied with delicious bread, juice, toppings, fruits, snacks or a salad, and a plaid to sit on. It will all be taken care of for you. We would like to know a day ahead if you wish to bring a basket.

This price rate will vary between €5 to €7,50 per person depending on your wishes.

Good to know

  • Tourist tax €0,68 per person per night.
  • Beds are made at your arrival.
  • It’s possible to rent a children’s bed for €25 per week.
  • If you make a reservation for 5 nights you will get the 6th night free of charge.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Small dogs are welcome.
  • If you would like to use the washing machine during your stay in the Bed & Breakfast, we ask a fee of €3,75 per use.





  • Making a reservation at the Bed & Breakfast
    We wish to give you a warm welcome at our beautiful Chambre d’hôtes Le Bonheur de Montapas. To make a reservation for our Bed & Breakfast you can contact us by e-mail or phone (also Whatsapp). We always reply within 24 hours to your request per e-mail. If you did not receive a reply within that time, it’s possible we did not receive your request. In that case please contact us again

    Le Bonheur de Montapas is opened throughout the whole year.

    From October up to April, a heating fee of €4,25 per day applies.

    French phone number: +33 (0)6 49.37.51.87 also available for Whatsapp.
    Dutch phone number: +31 (0)6 86.66.55.72

    E-mail: info@lebonheurdemontapas.com


    Arrival and departure
    You will be welcome for arrival from 4.00 pm. In case you will arrive later than 9.00 pm, please give us a phone call. In case you made a reservation to dine with us (dinner is served at 7.30 pm) and you think you won’t be able to be with us in time, please give us a phone call as well.

    Departure from the Bed & Breakfast at the end of your stay will be up to 11.30 am at the latest.

    We do not have a credit card system or ATM available. Our only current available payment option is in cash. There is an ATM machine in the village of Châtillon-en-Bazois or in St. Saulge.
    Click here to send your reservation request.





    Route & contact

    Address

    Le Bonheur de Montapas
    58110 Montapas
    France
    French phone number: +33 (0)6 49.37.51.87 also available for Whatsapp.
    Dutch phone number: +31 (0)6 86.66.55.72

    Navigation system

    If you travel with the help of a navigation system, there are several options available. Your navigation system will let you know about the possibilities. You can enter Saint Bénin des Champs as both the street name and the town name. Alternatively, the town name can also be entered as Montapas. This depends on the kind of navigation system you own. The coordinates are 47.075983, 3.579829

    Route from the south and west

    On the A77 you take exit 36 at Nevers. Follow the D978 in the direction of Châtillon-en-Bazois. Past Forges you take a left onto the D958 in the direction of St. Saulge. In St. Saulge you take a right and you follow the signs in the direction of Châtillon-en-Bazois. Outside the village you will run into a T-junction where you can take a left to Corbigny or take a right to Châtillon-en-Bazois (D38). Follow the road in the direction of Châtillon-en-Bazois until you reach a sign that says Saint Bénin des Champs. Here you will take the first road on your right and keep driving until you see the last house on your right. You have arrived at Le Bonheur de Montapas.

    Route from the North

    From Paris you take the A6 and then you take the A77 in the direction of Nevers. On the A77 you take the exit at La Charité sur Loire and you take the N151 in the direction of Varzy. Then you take the D38 in the direction of Prémery and St. Saulge. When you arrive at St. Saulge, you go through the entire village and keep following the signs for the direction of Châtillon-en-Bazois. Outside the village you will run into a T-junction where you can take a left to Corbigny or take a right to Châtillon-en-Bazois (D38). Keep following the road in the direction of Châtillon-en-Bazois until you reach a sign that says Saint Bénin des Champs. Here you will take the first road on your right and keep driving until you see the last house on your right. You have arrived at Le Bonheur de Montapas.

    Route from the East

    From Autun you follow the D978 in the direction of Nevers. Past Châtillon-en-Bazois you take a right onto the D38. You take this road until you see the sign Saint Bénin des Champs, after that it is the first road to the left and you keep driving until you see the last house on your right. You have arrived at Le Bonheur de Montapas.